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Ontario Govt. Seeks to Omit Racial Origin from Marriage License

February 10, 1960
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The Ontario Government is no longer interested in the racial origin of persons applying for a marriage license.

Provincial Secretary Phillips introduced in the Legislature an amendment to the Marriages Act to delete from the marriage license application form a section asking for the applicants’ racial origin. “It serves no useful purpose from the standpoint of statistical purposes.” Dr. Phillips told the house.

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